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American Idol has lost its magic, while Deception is full of it!
March 11th, 2018 under ABC, American Idol 9+. [ Comments: none ]

American Idol is back, but over on ABC. Except for the three new judges, it is the same old American Idol we knew on Fox. Although, they found a way to suck all of the life out of the once beloved show. I watched the 2-hour season premiere without commercials and it felt like it went on for 4 hours.

Katy Perry screams desperation. Look at me and my crazy wacky outfit. Lionel Richie is a legend, but does not have the energy and charm that other Motown stars like Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder or Little Richard have. Then there is Luke Bryan, I like him but he is flat. They are actually all flat. When they give critiques, they are just mean. When Simon gave them advice, it was mean, but you knew they needed to hear it. It made them better performers. These guys are just so blah. It is all so lackluster.

What about the auditions? First off, they lied about not showing bad auditions with crazy people. There a few on tonight’s episode. When it comes to the rest, they are trying to be like The Voice. Instead of going for the next pretty Carrie Underwood, they are looking for another quirky Clay Aiken. As in someone who is not the perfect rock star, but someone a lot more awkward.

When it comes to the actual auditions, I honestly did not know any of the songs. I guess ABC does not want to pay for songs we have heard of. But that is not the only problem. At one point, a 19-year-old boy comes in and says he has crush on Perry. Then it is revealed he has never been kissed, and she goes up to him and forces a kiss on him. He screws up the audition and then the bitch didn’t even send him to Hollywood. WTF? Is this new Idol? Count me out.

On a positive note, there is a lot less Ryan Seacrest.

In summary, ABC has sterilized American Idol. Unless they find a way to give it some pizazz, it will be the costliest mistake since NBC hired Megyn Kelly.

Then at 10p, it is time for some Deception. The show is magical and not just because the lead is an illusionist!

Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) is one of the greatest illusionists of our time, until his world comes crashing down. His twin brother, that no one knew about is arrested for murdering a woman. Now that everyone knows their secret, no one wants anything to do with him.

One day while he is watching the news, he sees a story about a plane that has gone missing from a locked hangar in front of several federal agents. He knows it was a trick, so he goes to show the FBI how it has been done. He somehow finagles his way into the case and now he is working on solving the crime with Special Agent Kay Daniels (Ilfenesh Hadera). She cannot stand him, but she realizes he might be able to help her.

Together the two of them, and his team of illusionists Dina (Lenora Crichlow), Jordan (Justin Chon) and Gunter (Vinnie Jones) will work together to catch the very bad guys with their tricks.

Each week, they will literally work their magic to put criminals behind bars as Cameron tries to get his brother out prison. Which makes this a procedural with a nice twist.

What makes Deception so special is its charm. You cannot help but to fall in love it before you say ta-dah.


A second season is just what The Good Doctor ordered
March 7th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

ABC has had a lot of misses this year, and there are even more coming up in the next few weeks. But they do have one huge hit on their hands and that is The Good Doctor. Even though the show was quick to get a full season pickup, it took a while for them to get news of a second season renewal. But that all changed today because the #1 new drama finally got word they will be back next season. You do not have to be a brain surgeon to know that this decision was a no brainer.

Now if only the Emmys would realize that is a no brainer for them to nominate Freddie Highmore for his role as Dr Shaun Murphy. He is absolutely brilliant in it and needs to be recognized for his great acting on the show.

David Shore, the man who gave us House, also gave us this show. Last week, I was reminded how much I miss the former and I am so grateful we have to former to fill that void.

Now if only ABC would have announced that they also picked up Kevin (Probably) Saves the World for a second season today, everything would be golden between us.


This Is Deja, and also Kevin (Probaly) Saves the World ends its sweet season!
March 6th, 2018 under ABC, This Is Us. [ Comments: none ]

Tonight at 9p on NBC for the time in This Is Us’ history, the show has a standalone episode about a character whose last name is not Pearson. It is all about Deja.

Last week when the episode left off, Randall (Sterling K. Brown) and Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) discover Deja (Lyric Ross) is living in a car with her mom. Tonight, we find out her story and her mom’s. Her mom was just 16 when she had Deja and she did not know how to take care of her. Her grandmother helped out until she couldn’t. Once she couldn’t that is when their story really gets sad. After they hit rock bottom, that is when they are saved by the Pearsons. What happens next, you just have to tune in to see in a very powerful episode.

Then at 10p on ABC it is the season finale for Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. Amy (JoAnna Garcia) and Reese (Chloe East) are still trying to figure out what that image is they saw standing next to Kevin on the camera is. Reese thinks it is a ghost, but Amy does not want to hear it.

Meanwhile Yvette (Kimberly Hebert Gregory) realizes her time down on Earth might not be for much longer. She decides to bring in a replacement and Kevin is not in love with Leslie Jones. She is much tougher on him.

Kevin also finds himself going to a funeral and he meets a guy there. Something really weird happens when they hug, but I cannot tell you what until you see it.

While Kevin is helping him, he gets trapped and Yvette cannot help. She goes running to Amy for help, which she does. Amy has no idea she is not human, and she wants to know from Kevin who she is and why she looks like that woman in that image. Will he tell her?

You don’t want to miss the season finale of a feel good show that has most heart. It also ends in such a great cliffhanger, ABC better pick it up for season 2. It is not Kevin’s fault that The Mayor was a bomb and hurt its ratings.


Once Upon a Time’s fairy tale is over!
February 6th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

When Once Upon a Time debuted on ABC, it was a fairy tale come true. But then they left Storybrooke for Neverland and the show was never as good. That is when the ratings started to go down and they never were able to get up to their initial numbers.

This year, ABC moved the show from Sundays to Friday and you can tell the end of the story was near. A time jump, a new city and several cast departures could not save the show. Today, the show’s author Adam Horowitz revealed that this season will be its last. Therefore in a few months, all of our favorite story time characters are off to live their happily ever after.


ABC announces their busy midseason schedule
January 8th, 2018 under ABC. [ Comments: none ]

We know that American Idol and Roseanne are joining ABC’s midseason schedule, but they also have a lot of other shows that will be joining the two revivals.

We knew that American Idol is debuting Sunday, May 11th, but we did not know it was going to air two nights a week because that worked so well for Fox. If Idol is not magic enough, then Deception will be the answer. It’s a show about a magician turned FBI consultant. That Tuesday, For the People, a legal drama, replaces the recently concluded Kevin (Probably) Saves the World. Then the following Thursday, the Grey’s Anatomy spinoff about first responders premieres. Now we are up to Roseanne premiering on the 27th at 8p, later on that night we will get to know Oliver Hudson and Jenna Fischer’s sitcom Splitting Up Together. The next night Alex, Inc replaces Speechless. Both the latter sitcom and Fresh Off the Boat have their season finales the week beforehand.

Then in April, the Sci-Fi drama The Crossing replaces The Good Doctor. It has the potential to being a hit because it has that Sci-Fi feel we have been longing for. At then end of the month, Quantico joins TGIT and Dancing replaces Idol on Mondays.

Confused? So am I. Therefore to see the premiere dates, then click here!


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